It's been exactly one year since John Cody became a Contributor for Outdoor Project. As of today, he has 92 published adventures and blog posts on Outdoor Project. Not only does he contribute his adventures, he is one of Outdoor Project's biggest advocates. He's referred a number of new Contributors, and he's always looking for ways to bring more organizations into our community.
One of the requirements to be a Contributor for Outdoor Project is to provide great images that inspire people to get outdoors. John got into photography out of necessity while collaborating with a record label. He bought a Nikon D3200, though he admits he had no clue how to use it. Over time he found he really enjoyed learning about the camera, and photography has become a passion of his. After about six months of self-education, John came across Outdoor Project. He thought it would be a good outlet for his photos as he had really come to enjoy nature and landscape photography. Here are some images from his early adventures.
John's technical skills improved from watching YouTube videos and reading tutorials online, but he attributes much of his growth as a photographer to Outdoor Project. "Not only did it drive me to go out and gather submission content, it held the images to a higher standard," he says. In working with Outdoor Project staff, he learned new techniques to use both while out shooting and throughout the editing process that have improved his photographs.
Here are photos from John's more recent adventures.
Contributing for Outdoor Project has become one of John's favorite pastimes. He always looks forward to seeing his adventures published and sharing those adventures with friends and family. It is John's desire to work as a professional photographer, hopefully in a field relating to conservation and travel. We're thankful for John's adventures, his passion for the outdoors, and his desire to share his knowledge with the Outdoor Project community!